Over the past 10 years, the interest in finding sustainable, local, non-conventional food sources has grown exponentially. We have seen farmers markets expand in number and size and local restaurants begin to source ingredients from farmers within a short distance of their establishments. But do we really know our farmers? And do we value what they do to bring us quality local ingredients? Locavore Mobile Kitchen is on a mission to bring the consumer to the farm to help them learn more about where their food is produced in the Chippewa Valley.
In addition to the regular appearances at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market, SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee and Sounds Like Summer Concert Series, the Locavore team invites you to get to know your farmers in the Chippewa Valley at their farms during the summer of 2019. From May-September, the Locavore will travel to 5 different farms to serve a 4-course dinner sourced 100% from each farm and surrounding farmers in the area. Additionally, 4 of the 5 dinners will have proceeds going to area non-profit organizations.
The schedule is as follows:
May 9: The Glass Orchard for Red Letter Grant
June 14: Häaken Hill Farm for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern WI
July 10: Garden Valley Farmstead for United Cerebral Palsy
August 23: Square Roots Farm for The Community Table
September 18: Together Farms
Each dinner begins at 6:30 and include expert drink pairings for every course. Locavore is happy to accommodate any dietary restriction or need for these dinners as well. Tickets are priced at $60 and limited to 30 seats so they sell out fast! To learn more about each event, head to their website at www.locavorewi.com or follow our social media pages @locavorewi.